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After Irma: Florida Confronts Damage and Darkness
The hurricane lashed Florida, leaving behind flooding, wreckage, and millions of people without power.
Damaged houses line the beach on the southwest coast of Florida on Sept. 11.
Hurricane Irma hit southwest Florida on Sunday morning as a dangerous Category 4 storm, the second-highest level on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale. It gradually weakened as it headed through the state, becoming a tropical storm and then a tropical depression on Monday.